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Saturday, January 31, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Motor Vehicle Collision C15-21554 On January 30, 2015 at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Pembina Highway regarding a vehicle into a building resulting in a damaged gas line.
The investigation has revealed that a stolen Subaru Outback with three occupants was being operated at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was driven into a building striking a gas line causing a leak.
Three suspects were observed fleeing the area in another vehicle.
Evacuations took place for a period of time while the gas line was secured. No injuries were reported.
Damage is estimated at approximately $40,000.00.
The investigation is continuing.
Residential Robbery Arrests C15-21095 On January 30, 2015 at approximately 5:20 a.m., three male suspects attended to a residence located in the 200 block of Whytewold Road.
The suspects concealed their identities and armed themselves with weapons. They forced their way into the home and confronted a 34 year-old female resident. The suspects immediately began demanding money and property.
A large TV was stolen and placed in an awaiting vehicle.
Patrol and Canine Unit members responded and after a brief foot pursuit, all three suspects were taking into custody.
As a result of the Canine track, officers located and seized weapons believed to have been used during the robbery. The stolen property was also recovered.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued the investigation.
Aymen CHIOUA, 21 years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Possession of a weapon x 3 Break enter and commit robbery Fail to comply condition recognizance x 3
Christopher WALKER, 25 years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Possession of a weapon Break enter and commit robbery Disguise with intent
Michael MACKENZIE, 21 years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Possession of a weapon x 2 Break enter and commit robbery Disguise with intent Fail to comply with conditions of undertaking
All three were remanded into custody.
Sexual Assault C15-21660 On January 30, 2015, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a 29 year-old female was walking in the area of Portage Avenue and Furby Street when an unknown male confronted her from behind causing her to fall to the ground.
The suspect pinned her down at which time she was groped to the upper body. The victim began to scream and a passer-by attempted to assist.
The suspect fled the area on foot and police were notified.
The suspect is described as:
Male, dark complexion, 5'10" tall, heavy build, wearing a dark puffy jacket and a neck warmer covering his face.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer